We are switching our focus to the open source Lasersaur. That means we are closer to our goal! The used laser we are shooting for with $10000 is unnecessary. The Lasersaur will use the laser tube from the chinese Meatcards laser and an $570 Alpha Kit from the Lasersaur project. We will need to source framing and steppers. The estimate for all this is only $2000, so the goal has changed. Cost breakdown below.
How awesome is a laser cutter? This awesome! You can cut this with a laser cutter or any other amazing thing you can think of.
â€¢Use this script to generate a box for your latest project.
â€¢Etch some nori.
â€¢Drop some permanent marks on anodized aluminum or almost anything else.
â€¢Cut fabric for your wedding dress.
The CNC laser cutter will be a great addition to our making resources. With a makerbot you add material together to get a form, but with cutting you get a material and cut it down to size. The makerbot itself is made this way.
â€¢ $570 Lasersaur Alpha kit: optics, electronics, belts, fasteners
â€¢ $500 Extruded aluminum rails
â€¢ $700 Fume extractor for exhaust
â€¢ Remaining funds for unseen costs
â€¢ Free: Laser tube from Meatcards, Stepper motors from Meatcards or elsewhere, Paneling is nominal.
If you donate money here, each dollar will be redeemable in actual laser time at $1/min rate. If you don’t know, that’s a lot of cutting for a little dough.
Also for a $10 you’ll get a lasercut trinket as a thank you.